The Granby Memorial High School Chapter of the National Honor Society has just completed its annual Turkey Trot Fundraiser, one of the most exciting events of the school year for GMHS. Members of the National Honor Society, dressed in hand-made turkey hats, run through school halls for approximately one minute, collecting change from both students and faculty. The money collected goes to Foodshare, helping families in need purchase turkeys for the Thanksgiving holiday. This year, thanks to the generous donations of the GMHS community, the National Honor Society was able to donate over $740 dollars to Foodshare.
The National Honor Society is dedicated to serving the school and community, with many student-run events like Turkey Trot throughout the year. For many of the new inductees to the society, the Turkey Trot serves as their first look into the good the organization does for our community. Anna Wix, a new inductee to the National Honor Society who helped to organize the Turkey Trot event with senior Ashley Casavant states, “Running the Turkey Trot showed me how NHS really is done by the students. My partner and I had to organize and set up everything ourselves, from making posters to contacting Foodshare. It was a great experience.”
The National Honor Society organizes several student-run events like Turkey Trot throughout this holiday season, including the Stocking Drive, which collects gifts for families in need. For more information on the GMHS chapter of the National Honor Society or how to donate to its causes, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.